8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2013 10:29 PM by Karsten Schlüter
aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a video that is broken into two files (the memory card had a 4gb file limit so it has two files under that size). I imported the two of them into FCPX no problem but I want to treat the both of them as one clip in the event browser. Is there a way to do this?

  • 1. Re: How to merge video clips?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,175 points)

    You can make them into a compound clip, but you really need to tell us what the media specifications are and how you imported them. Most camera formats will combine the tagged clips into a continuous file.

  • 2. Re: How to merge video clips?
    aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's the gopro hero3 camera. I guess on FAT sd cards. I imported it by selecting all the files when reading the SD card and import into an event. How do I get you the other specifications?

  • 3. Re: How to merge video clips?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,175 points)

    Use the reveal in Finder function. Open the clip in the QuickTime player and report what it says in the movie inspector.

  • 4. Re: How to merge video clips?
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    aapl.crox wrote:

    …  but I want to treat the both of them as one clip in the event browser. …

    … for what purpose?

     

    • both are in the same Event

    • both are from same cam

    • both have the same time-stamp

     

    … if your looking/searching fo this 'video', FCPX will find both. You can apply tags & keywords to both… 

     

    So, why 'merging' them? They ARE merged… how they are stored on some drive, doesn't matter, in 2 pieces, or 54.222 diff. blocks across the drive - the 'physical' representation doesn't make no difference in handling

  • 5. Re: How to merge video clips?
    aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Karsten Schlüter wrote:

     

    aapl.crox wrote:

    …  but I want to treat the both of them as one clip in the event browser. …

    … for what purpose?

     

    • both are in the same Event

    • both are from same cam

    • both have the same time-stamp

     

    … if your looking/searching fo this 'video', FCPX will find both. You can apply tags & keywords to both… 

     

    So, why 'merging' them? They ARE merged… how they are stored on some drive, doesn't matter, in 2 pieces, or 54.222 diff. blocks across the drive - the 'physical' representation doesn't make no difference in handling

     

    No they are not merged. Because they are still two separate clips. For example I can't mark a favourite that spans from the end of the first clip to the second.

  • 6. Re: How to merge video clips?
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    aapl.crox wrote:

    …  For example I can't mark a favourite that spans from the end of the first clip to the second.

    ... ehm? you can select two clips and hit F = both marked.

    or, if you want to mark just parts of both clips, in-to-end clip#1, begin-to-out on clip#2 ...

    ok, this is two clicks, instead of one ... big thing

     

    I would avoid compounds as much as possible.

    And esp.just for organizing, the 'data base tool' FCPX offers with its tags, keywords, favorites, meta-info, search filters, smart collections etc etc etc MUCH more 'powerful' tools than just bins of single solid clips.

     

    …Not meant as a personal offence, but I really recommend to get familiar with the NEW way, how FCPX handles 'sources'… just for organizing, compounds is really the wrong turn.... my 5¢.-

  • 7. Re: How to merge video clips?
    aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Karsten Schlüter wrote:

     

    aapl.crox wrote:

    …  For example I can't mark a favourite that spans from the end of the first clip to the second.

    ... ehm? you can select two clips and hit F = both marked.

    or, if you want to mark just parts of both clips, in-to-end clip#1, begin-to-out on clip#2 ...

    ok, this is two clicks, instead of one ... big thing

     

    I would avoid compounds as much as possible.

    And esp.just for organizing, the 'data base tool' FCPX offers with its tags, keywords, favorites, meta-info, search filters, smart collections etc etc etc MUCH more 'powerful' tools than just bins of single solid clips.

     

    …Not meant as a personal offence, but I really recommend to get familiar with the NEW way, how FCPX handles 'sources'… just for organizing, compounds is really the wrong turn.... my 5¢.-

    No I can't mark from one clip into another because they have different time stamps. I guess the camera marks the clips based on the start time. And there are clips in between these two clips.

     

    Why is there no way to join clips?

  • 8. Re: How to merge video clips?
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    aapl.crox wrote:

    …  No I can't mark from one clip into another because they have different time stamps. I guess the camera marks the clips based on the start time. And there are clips in between these two clips.…

    … but then those 'inbetween clips' are from a different camera! change the view in the Events-browser/sorted by cam - and the two-parted clip appear back-to-front.

     

     

    Why is there no way to join clips?

    … there's no need doing so (??)